News & Announcements


  • September 13, 2021 Monthly Board Meeting

    Posted September 9, 2021

    The Township Board of Trustees will conduct a remote zomm monthly meeting at 6:00 PM on September 13, 2021 (Monday). The Zoom Meeting ID is: 851 7779 7873 The Zoom Meeting Passcode is: 304772

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  • Funerary Objects Removed

    Posted September 9, 2021

    The Charter Township of Portage would like to request that all Funerary objects and flowers be removed from all of Forest Hills Cemetery by Friday, October 1, 2021. The removal of these items greatly ...

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  • Clerk Office Hours

    Posted July 29, 2021

    Attention Residents: The Clerk’s Office will be open on Saturday, July 31st from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. to accept absentee ballots.

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  • Township Office Opens 9:30am July 21 & 22

    Posted July 19, 2021

    On Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 22, the Township Office will be open at 9:30am.  This is to help coordinate well deserved summer time off for our office staff.  Thank you for your ...

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  • Copper Country Recycling Initiative

    Posted July 8, 2021

    The following attached PDF - describes where you can recycle certain items in the Copper Country.

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  • Attention Residents: Please see the statement from Canal View regarding their millage renewal

    Posted July 6, 2021

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  • Water and Sewer Rates in Township

    Posted June 30, 2021

    By Resolution Vote the Board of Trustees changed the water and sewer rates  - they became effective October 1, 2020.

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  • July 19, & December 13, 2021 Board of Review Meetings

    Posted June 14, 2021

    The Township Board of Review (B.O.R.) will conduct these two public, "in-person" meetings at the Doelle Senior Citizen Center located in Tapiola both beginning at 10:00 AM.  The business items ...

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  • 2020 Consumer Confidence Report

    Posted June 10, 2021

    The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is a required, yearly summary of the water quality testing done by the Township and it's (2) suppliers (City of Houghton & Adams Township) of water supplied to ...

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  • August 3, 2021 Election update

    Posted June 9, 2021

    Attention Voters: There will be an election on August 3, 2021 for a renewal for the Canal View (formally Houghton County Medical Care). All residents who are on the Absentee voter list have been sent ...

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  • May 10, 2021 (Monday) Monthly Bd. of Trustees Meeting

    Posted May 6, 2021

    The Charter Township of Portage will conduct their Monthly Meeting on May 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM using Zoom. The public is invited to attend and participate during the (2) Public Comment Periods. The ...

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  • Road Dust Summer Program

    Posted April 20, 2021

    The Houghton Road Commission is once again offering Calcium Chloride as a dust pallative during the summer months. It is being offered through the Township at $1.80 per gallon. Please contact the ...

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  • Adult Use/Recreational Marijuana Ord. #148

    Posted December 15, 2020

    At the November 9, 2020 Remote Zoom Twp. monthly board meeting, Ordinance 148 was read for the second time and was subsequently adopted. It will go into affect on January 1, 2021. See the attached ...

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  • 2021 Township Monthly Meetings

    Posted December 15, 2020

    Until further notice the Twp. will continue to hold monthly Board of Trustee meetings remotely using Zoom. Monthly meetings will occur on the second Monday of each month at 10:30 A.M. (See Attachment ...

  • Clerk Office Hours October 31st 2020

    Posted October 27, 2020

    Attention Residents: The Clerk's Office will be open on Saturday, October 31st. from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. to accept absentee ballots. Posted: 10/27/2020 Amy Skewes - Clerk

  • For Review: Proposed Stormwater Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    For citizen review.

  • Latest Stormwater Runoff Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    Here is the latest Township Stormwater Runoff Ordinance that will be discussed at a a Planning Commission Public Hearing on July 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. via zoom remote software. (See Planning ...

  • Recreational Marijuana - Township Discussions

    Posted June 26, 2020

    Over the past few months the Board of Trustees in public forums have discussed Recreational Marijuana and how it might be introduced in the Township. This is a brief synopsis of those discussions. ...

  • New CARES Act Website/Information

    Posted March 31, 2020

    Here is some information about the newly passed Cares Act which has the Payroll Protection Program contained within it. Such entities as: eligible non-profits, independent contractors, small ...

  • How to set up automatic payments from checking and savings accounts

    Posted March 17, 2020

    Here's the form for automatic payments for water/sewer and tax bills

  • Township and the CoVid 19 Virus

    Posted March 16, 2020

    The Township has taken steps to limit both the public as well as staff possible exposure to the CoVid Virus. (see attached memo)

  • Battery Recycling

    Posted November 5, 2019

    Here is an excellent, informative web-site about battery recycling:

  • Residential/Commercial Water & Sewer Rates

    Posted May 14, 2019

    At the May 13, 2019 Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting Commercial/Business rate schedule for water and sewer was passed.

  • Water/Sewer and Initial Hook-Up Rates

    Posted March 28, 2019

    As of April 01, 2019 this rate schedule applies.

  • Property Tax Payment/Explainations

    Posted July 18, 2018

    Property taxes can be paid in person from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Deputy-Treasurer will be present during those times to answer any explicit questions about your ...

  • Monthly Meeting Minutes Availability

    Posted August 2, 2017

    Monthly Board Minutes are available in hard copy at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road during normal business hours Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm.

  • 2017 - 2022 Recreation Plan

    Posted May 18, 2017

    This 5 year plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees. It will be used for resource allocation and grant pursuance.

  • Limited English Proficiency Plan

    Posted July 26, 2016

    This plan is required by the Federal Government to assist English challenged individuals.